About The Inclusivity Conference

The 2019 Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference will bring together individuals and organizations from multiple sectors across Wisconsin to address the most persistent barriers to inclusion, what is working, and what is promising on the horizon.


AUDIENCES

We expect a diverse attendance including but not limited to representatives from birth to K-12, higher education, business and industry, state and local workforce development, youth serving programs, health professions, vocational rehabilitation, community and neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations, government, and faith-based groups.

 

CONFERENCE GOALS

  • Understand the most persistent barriers to inclusion.
  • Learn what is working.
  • Discover what is promising on the horizon.
  • Present best practices.
  • Provide networking opportunities.

 


OUTCOMES

  • Create a pre-conference report featuring results of the regional public dialogues addressing barriers to inclusion in the workplace, in communities, in youth-serving organization and schools and in health systems.  The report will identify key barriers to inclusion, examples of success in overcoming barriers, as well as opportunities for improvement.  The report will be used to inform the conference tracks.
  • Build greater awareness of intersection between inclusion and economic, social and emotional health of communities, workforce, youth, and under-served populations in Wisconsin.
  • Produce a comprehensive strategic report with actionable goals for state and local governments, businesses, communities, educational institutions, health systems and non-profit organizations.
  • Identify actionable recommendations connected to the four conference tracks for state and local government, employers, communities, youth-serving organizations, and health systems.
  • Generate performance measures for success in reducing barriers to inclusion resulting from each track and create a baseline for a long-term statewide “report card” on inclusivity.